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OTT services blow up the mobile universe. Operators must act now!

The latest whitepaper from analyst house, mobilesquared, sponsored by mobile interaction specialist, tyntec reveals the latest figures and forecasts from the OTT (over the top) market, based on insight from more than 40 mobile network operators in 68 countries. The research reveals that OTT communications are set to be worth $53.7 billion by 2017, making … Continue reading

Kogan Mobile to shut down mobile business

Australian MVNO Kogan Mobile is expected to shut down mobile business after its wholesaler ispOne terminated a reseller contract with Telstra and chose voluntary administration. With the contract cancellation, Kogan Mobile users will need to switch to a new mobile operator within 30 days. Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, Global Mobile Daily

New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile’s MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

Apple’s newly retooled iPhone 5 makes it easier not just for T-Mobile to deliver 3G service to the Apple aficionados among its customers, but also for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners. T-Mobile MVNO Solavei said on Wednesday it will fully support all of the HSPA+ radios in the new version of the iPhone … Continue reading

Watch out, wireless carriers: MVNOs are gaining momentum

SUMMARY: It’s been a decade since MVNOs first challenged major wireless carriers, and now they account for more than 10 percent of mobile users. Telecom veteran Whitey Bluestein says the latest crop of MVNOs are poised to trigger a whole new round of disruption. By Whitey Bluestein, Bluestein & Associates, LLC, Dec. 22, 2012 – … Continue reading

OBIC acquires majority stake in MVNO Renna

Oman Brunei Investment Company has bought a majority share in Omani MVNO, Renna Mobile. The stake and the monies paid remain undisclosed. Renna is the second leading MVNO in the market, operating on Omantel’s network. The investment will help the company expand in the country and possibly into other markets in the region, potentially competing … Continue reading

Vodafone drops plans to launch low-cost MVNO in Spain

Vodafone has scrapped plans to launch a low-cost MVNO in Spain. Under the brand name ‘Winimo’, Vodafone’s MVNO was expected to compete against Telefonica’s Tuenti and Orange’s Amena units on the local market. Vodafone has decided to suspende the project on grounds that, due to the current economic crisis in Spain, additional investment in the … Continue reading

Verizon MVNO Page Plus intros $69 unlimited plan with 5 GB of data

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) MVNO Page Plus Cellular this week introduced a new $69.95 prepaid plan geared toward smartphones. The action is a response to the growing popularity of smartphones among Americans and increasing competition among MVNOs looking to entice subscribers with low prices and expanded data allowances. Page Plus Marketing Manager Denny Scher said the … Continue reading

Turk Telekom Mobile launched on BASE network

Turk Telekom and KPN Group Belgium have signed an agreement to launch a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) brand, Turk Telekom Mobile. Ay Yildiz, the existing brand developed by KPN’s Belgian mobile subsidiary BASE and targeting the Turkish community in Belgium, will change into Turk Telekom Mobile. A joint press release says that the … Continue reading

Telsta enters wholesale prepaid with 3G offer

Telstra will sell wholesale prepaid 3G services, allowing MVNOs to sell mobile service on the Telstra network. The prepaid service provides customers access to parts of Telstra’s 3G 850 MHZ and 2100 MHz network. It does not include access to Telstra’s 4G network. The prepaid product was “designed for wholesale customers who directly service the … Continue reading

Ultra Mobile Announces “Call Me Free” – Free Calls to Your Phone From 44 Countries

Today T-Mobile MVNO Ultra Mobile announced a new service that lets your international friends and family call your Ultra Mobile phone from around the globe for the cost of a local call. Dubbed “Call Me Free” the new offering lets Ultra Mobile customers give family and friends in 44 countries a local access number they … Continue reading